Biography

One of the most influential artists of the post-war era, Louise Nevelson exhibited regularly on the New York art scene from the 1940s and later in the world’s most important museums. Particularly in her mature work, the memorable murals and sculptures for which she is now famous, Nevelson used everyday and found objects of all kinds, which she carefully assembled into assemblages, sculptures and collages. She painted her powerful sculptures in monochrome, usually black, and created mysterious worlds in her exhibitions. In her collages, she largely left the materials in their original state, their origins still clearly recognisable.

Nevelson saw her persona as an extension of her work, and her eccentric appearance captivated photographers such as Helmut Newton and Marie Cosindas.

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